Helen Kerr Anna L DeMint The garden that got us through the winter months Virginia L Fricker JV Devils top Northwest 51-34 Senior Profile: Caitlin Young North Adams moves to 7-5 with 16-point Homecoming win over Northwest Held to a higher standard Claudia J Purtee Shaylee E Prewitt Questions still linger in Stuart explosion Richard Holsinger J Ruth Madden Frank E Swayne Robert Bechdolt Sara D Hatfield Barbara Goodwin Jeffrey Frederick Grace E Myers Johnny A Sullender Sr. Senator Joe Uecker sworn-in for second term Wenstrup sworn in for third term in House Ronald L Chochard Patrick P Clift Samuel W Freeland Senior Profile: Casey Mullenix Lady Dragons win ugly, taking Classic consolation game over Manchester, 48-45 Greyhounds roll by West Union to take Classic consolation game, 82-58 History made as Ward takes oath of office Peter A Bennington Tangela R King McDonald’s Classic crowns 2016 champions MVP Arey leads Peebles to McDonald’s Classic title, Indians outlast North Adams 82-76 in double overtime thriller Lady Devils get Classic three-peat, make it 10 of 11, 14 titles for Coach Davis Senior Profile: Raegan Dick Teaching students the power of giving Kids at Children’s Home gifted with shopping spree Marion Liming Dorothy Huff John R Murphy Michael L McAninch Rita Rogers Edward L Combs Ronald W Staggs Mary H Grooms Gladys Wilson Donald Barnhill Monda Van Vorren Deborah Spires Senior Profile: Andre Wolke Indians pull away in second half, get past Manchester 71-58 in Classic semis On home floor, Lady Indians move to Classic title game North Adams handles West Union, Devils move to Classic finals with 68-53 victory Lady Devils roll into Classic championship Beth E Rowley Leatrice Lewis Senior Profile: Justin Aldridge Mary Helterbridle Wanda Huffman PES Performing Arts entertains at Hometown Christmas Adams County Manor sends holiday wishes Peebles Lions Club hosts Christmas breakfast Elusive Elf on a Shelf makes a return visit to PES Santas in blue spread Christmas cheer in a very special way Senior Profile: Aubrey McFarland WUHS holds Hall of Fame induction ceremonies WUHS Academic Team has undefeated season Serving those who served their country From Pearl Harbor to ‘America’s Got Talent’, 93-year-old WWII vet is still going strong Yester Years brings a touch of old to the new Merry Christmas to you all North Adams Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners Peebles High School hosts Homecoming ceremonies Children in need receive gifts at PES Adams County Manor holds annual Door Decorating Contest WUHS celebrates with numerous Christmas activities Halftime lead quickly vanishes, Dragons fall to Northwest 73-62 in Saturday night non-conference match up Tammy S Scott Oscar Hilterbrandt Neil R Swayne Beulah M Daniels McDonald’s Classic begins Dec. 27 Letters to Santa Senior Profile: Tyler Swearingen Leadership Adams donates to local outreach programs North Adams student/athletes are part of Holiday Sharing Event Senior Profile: Kylie Lucas West Union Elementary holds Academic Fair on Dec. 2 WUES holds annual Spelling Bee NAHS Art students help out the Humane Society Peebles Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners CTC FCCLA / Culinary Arts class holds Cancer Awareness Drive Amen receives Distinguished Service Award ‘Tis the season for family-past, present, and future MHS Computer Class aces MOS Exam WUES recognizes November Bus Riders of the Month NAHS Beta Club sponsors canned food drive Peebles Elementary announces November Students of the Month Crisis text line reaches out during the holidays Paul Wesley Ailshire

2015 McDonald’s Classic Winners

2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic Varsity Boys Champions- Peebles Indians

2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic Varsity Girls Champions-North Adams Lady Devils

2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic Varsity Boys Runner-Up—North Adams Green Devils

2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic Varsity Girls Runner-Up—Peebles Lady Indians

2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic Varsity Boys Third Place—Manchester Greyhounds

2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic Varsity Girls Third Place—West Union Lady Dragons

2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic JV Boys Champions—North Adams Green Devils

2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic JV Girls Champions—North Adams Lady Devils

2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic JV Boys Runner-Up—Peebles Indians

2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic JV Girls Runner-Up—West Union Lady Dragons

2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic JV Boys Third Place—Manchester Greyhounds

2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic JV Girls Third Place- Manchester Lady Hounds

2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic Varsity Boys All-Tournament Team, from left, Tanner Arey (Peebles), Camron Gordley (Peebles), J.J. Kramer (West Union), Sean Frost (Manchester), Trey Meade (North Adams), and Isaiah Anderson (North Adams). Tanner Arey of Peebles was named as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic Varsity Girls All-Tournament Team, from left, Staci Dinsmore (North Adams), Avery Harper (North Adams), Alexa Pennington (West Union), Morgan Johnson (Manchester), Jessica Sowards (Peebles), and Baylee Justice (peebles). Staci Dinsmore of North Adams was chosen as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic Varsity Boys Champions- Peebles Indians
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2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic Varsity Girls Champions-North Adams Lady Devils
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2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic Varsity Boys Runner-Up—North Adams Green Devils
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2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic Varsity Girls Runner-Up—Peebles Lady Indians
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2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic Varsity Boys Third Place—Manchester Greyhounds
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2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic Varsity Girls Third Place—West Union Lady Dragons
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2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic JV Boys Champions—North Adams Green Devils
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2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic JV Girls Champions—North Adams Lady Devils
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2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic JV Boys Runner-Up—Peebles Indians
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2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic JV Girls Runner-Up—West Union Lady Dragons
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2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic JV Boys Third Place—Manchester Greyhounds
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2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic JV Girls Third Place- Manchester Lady Hounds
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2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic Varsity Boys All-Tournament Team, from left, Tanner Arey (Peebles), Camron Gordley (Peebles), J.J. Kramer (West Union), Sean Frost (Manchester), Trey Meade (North Adams), and Isaiah Anderson (North Adams). Tanner Arey of Peebles was named as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_BoysAllTourney.jpg2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic Varsity Boys All-Tournament Team, from left, Tanner Arey (Peebles), Camron Gordley (Peebles), J.J. Kramer (West Union), Sean Frost (Manchester), Trey Meade (North Adams), and Isaiah Anderson (North Adams). Tanner Arey of Peebles was named as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender

2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic Varsity Girls All-Tournament Team, from left, Staci Dinsmore (North Adams), Avery Harper (North Adams), Alexa Pennington (West Union), Morgan Johnson (Manchester), Jessica Sowards (Peebles), and Baylee Justice (peebles). Staci Dinsmore of North Adams was chosen as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_GirlsAllTourney.jpg2015 McDonald’s Holiday Classic Varsity Girls All-Tournament Team, from left, Staci Dinsmore (North Adams), Avery Harper (North Adams), Alexa Pennington (West Union), Morgan Johnson (Manchester), Jessica Sowards (Peebles), and Baylee Justice (peebles). Staci Dinsmore of North Adams was chosen as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender

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